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With This Fling (Harlequin Blaze #128) [NOOK Book]

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Harley Prince had definitely gotten on the wrong side of someone. That's the only explanation for being assigned to go undercover with Mac Gerard. He's everything she doesn't want in a man--spoiled, rich and entirely too hot for her own good. Too bad he's too tempting to resist. Looks as if she'll have to hit the sheets with him to get him out of her system!

Mac knows he's resorting to unfair tactics to get Harley in his bed. But she is one challenge he has no intention of ...

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With This Fling (Harlequin Blaze #128)

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Overview


Harley Prince had definitely gotten on the wrong side of someone. That's the only explanation for being assigned to go undercover with Mac Gerard. He's everything she doesn't want in a man--spoiled, rich and entirely too hot for her own good. Too bad he's too tempting to resist. Looks as if she'll have to hit the sheets with him to get him out of her system!

Mac knows he's resorting to unfair tactics to get Harley in his bed. But she is one challenge he has no intention of backing away from. How could he know that an affair with her would involve more than just his libido? Now he's facing an even bigger obstacle--convincing Harley that with this fling he wants forever!


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426872709
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • Publication date: 8/23/2010
  • Series: Harlequin Blaze Series , #128
  • Sold by: HARLEQUIN
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 378,353
  • File size: 487 KB

Meet the Author




Jeanie has always loved to read and write. School years were spent sneaking romance novels into school when she should have been learning algebra and biology. College years were spent taking electives such as journalism and creative writing classes when she should have been taking algebra and biology.

Nowadays, she's still reading and writing. She writes romances because she believes in happily-ever-afters. Not the "love conquers all" kind, but the "two people love each other, so they can conquer anything" kind. The commitment and monogamy of romance are strong values she's passing along to her daughters, who'll search for their own heroes someday. Jeanie's own romance hero is a very supportive guy, who reads fantasy and watches football and doesn't mind eating the same meal three nights in a row while she's writing.

She spends her days caring for her family and her menagerie of strays, or being involved in any number of other family activities. She's got an enormous extended Italian family. Those who aren't related by blood have been adopted by love!

And she writes: red-hot romances for the Harlequin Blaze series, romantic suspense for the Signature Select line and dark fantasies for Tor. Her books have earned accolades, including a Rendezvous Rosebud, Holt Medallion, CataRomance Reviewers' Choice Award, Readers and Booksellers' Best Laurie Award, National Readers' Choice Award and RT BOOKClub Reviewers' Choice Award.

As far as Jeanie's concerned, she's blessed with the very best job in the world.
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With This Fling


By Jeanie London

Harlequin Enterprises, Ltd.

Copyright © 2004 Harlequin Enterprises, Ltd.
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0-373-79132-1


Chapter One

THE INSTANT MAC GERARD touched her, he knew he'd made a big mistake. Awareness caught him fast and hard like a sucker punch, and he didn't want to walk away from their argument as much as he wanted to kiss her.

So, God help him, he did.

Her eyes widened a split second before his mouth came down on hers and he steeled himself for her reaction - knowing this woman, she'd likely draw her gun and shoot him.

But something happened, some thing he'd never felt before.

Not run-of-the-mill desire. Not even hot-under-the-collar passion. This was need. Sharp. Potent. Consuming. He wanted to absorb her, press their bodies close until they fused into one.

He didn't seem to be the only one experiencing the phenomenon, either, because she didn't go for her gun, she melted against him, all her curves catching him in exactly the right places. Her lips parted on a gasp and she slipped her arms around his neck to pull him harder into their kiss.

Mac caught the taste of her with his mouth, drank in her scent on a breath. He kissed her with an urgency that was closer to making him lose control than any argument they'd ever had at work. And that was saying a lot. He wanted to inhale her through his pores, feel her body unfold around him, underneath him, with an intensity that shocked him to the core.

This was Harley Price ... the gun-toting, karate-kicking, too-competent private investigator who'd been making his life hell ever since he'd walked through the door of his new job.

Then it hit him, and Mac finally understood the real problem between them. It wasn't just a clash of personalities or a power struggle between two strong wills.

They were attracted to each other, big time.

And as the feel of her body imprinted itself on his, as the taste of her sweet mouth filtered through his senses, Mac knew he was in more trouble than he'd ever been in his life.

Because the only way he could fix the problem was to get this woman naked in bed.

"WITH THIS RING, I'd be dead," Harley Price whispered to no one in particular.

She'd once heard that the best reason to get married was the promise of around-the-clock orgasms. While she understood the appeal, an orgasm would have to register double digits on the Richter scale before she'd suffer this kind of torture.

This torture was the reception line at a wedding. As one of the very last guests to pass through, she greeted the new Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Sinclair, side by side in their first official performance as husband and wife.

They looked giddy. Every happy cliche

'she'd ever heard applied to them, from the way they seemed to be floating on air to the way they glowed. They smiled in unison and acted as though every guest at their wedding was a close friend.

The fact that the new Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Sinclair looked as though they'd stepped off the cover of a romance novel might have had something to do with the impression, too. They'd dressed in costumes reflecting the fashion of two centuries earlier. Admittedly, the costumes worked with the surroundings, as this wedding was taking place at an antebellum plantation.

"Best of luck," Harley said, wishing the newlyweds a lifetime of around-the-clock bliss. Technically she wouldn't have even come to this wedding if her boss hadn't insisted she make an appearance as a professional courtesy. But she'd come. She'd wished them well. Now she was out of here.

Moving beyond the reception line, Harley unscrewed her smile and fled for the nearest exit. Veering away from the tables, where gleaming china and exquisite floral arrangements beckoned guests, she slipped out of the ballroom.

She emerged in the hall, an octagonal rotunda that rose three stories above her, all curving staircases and high-luster balustrades. A crystal chandelier graciously illuminated her way to the exit and she measured her paces so her heels didn't tap loudly across the wooden floor.

She hadn't made the front exit when a female voice called out, "I told Josh you'd run for it if we took our eyes off you."

Harley groaned at the sight of the red-sequined bridesmaid emerging from the ballroom. Unfortunately, this wasn't just any bridesmaid - this was Lennon Eastman, her boss's wife.

And just her luck, her boss filed out the door right behind her. Josh was scowling and Harley scowled back, disliking his wife intensely at the moment - no easy feat considering Lennon was an absolute doll. Well-bred, confident and poised, she was also tall, blond and beautiful - as close to Harley's ideal of society perfection as any woman could possibly get.

And there was nothing like standing in the shadow of a socialite to make her feel underdressed, no matter how stylish her gown.

"You didn't drive all the way down here to sit through the wedding and miss the fun?" Josh asked.

"You told me to attend the wedding. I did."

Josh exchanged a glance with his wife and Harley knew trouble when she saw it. As a licensed private investigator, her observation skills were more developed than most, but she could have been blind in one eye and still recognized that these two meant business. The big question was why? What difference did it make if she showed up at the reception or not?

Better not to ask. She was already treading thin ice with her boss. A dark-haired man in his mid-thirties, Josh Eastman seemed more at home getting down and dirty with the bad guys than he did tuxed up in his Garden District persona. At least to her, anyway. Harley had known him for nearly seven years - long before she'd come to work for him.

(Continues...)



Excerpted from With This Fling by Jeanie London Copyright © 2004 by Harlequin Enterprises, Ltd.. Excerpted by permission.
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    A torrid fun tale

    Private Investigator Harley Prince detests going undercover with sleuthing peer Mac Gerard as he represents everything she loathes in a man. He is a spoiled, wealthy hunk who knows that women want him. However, deep in her gut Harley feels the same as the female masses because she to desires Mac in her bed. She figures a one night stand will rid her system of her craving.................................... Mac breaks all the gender war rules to get the aloof beauty Harley to make love with him. He thinks of her all time alternating between both of his heads as his blood flows freely up and down. He finds her avoidance of him though they are undercover together increases his desire to bed her. He figures a short fling will cleanse his system of having Harley as the only impulse feeding his brain............................. However, when they finally make love neither wants it to end, but who will speak up risking their heart for the chance of a lifetime fling?............................ Harley is a terrific courageous heroine and may have his run of women, but balances his lighthearted affairs with a serious demeanor when it comes to the job. The assignment pales next to the gender war. In fact their skirmishes under the covers and undercover turn a trite story line used frequently in books and movies into a torrid fun tale......................... Harriet Klausner

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